In this class we will explore elements of Contact Tango, a fusion of Contact Improvisation and Tango Argentino. No previous experience in either form is necessary.
We will start by warming up our bodies with solo exercises, connecting arms and legs to our own centre, using the floor or benches, or the wall. Duet work will follow to share our axis creatively with a partner in dynamic embraces and footwork. We will explore offering and receiving microscopic shifts of weight, inspired by classical and contemporary tango music.
How can this act of shared balancing inform the partnership at all times?
“There is a third entity that arises… hopefully you get to the state of agreement between the two of you that neither of you is leading – it doesn’t become leaderless, it is the two of you who are together leading” Steve Paxton (2013)
Cancellations & refunds
Prices for classes are kept very low and are subsidized by ID in order to support artists to attend. To keep admin manageable for our small team, we don’t offer refunds if you cancel or can’t attend a class, and we can’t transfer your booking to a different class/event. We hope this is understandable. If a class is cancelled or changed by ID however, we do offer refunds/transfers to everyone who has booked.
Adriana Pegorer is an interdisciplinary dance artist interested in the interweaving of forms. She has devised and performed several experimental works mixing choreography with improvisation, videos and new technology and has taught and performed in the UK and in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the USA.
Adriana belongs to the first generation of Contact Tango practitioners having started training in both techniques in the 90’s. Her monthly Tango Release sessions in London ran from 2008 to 2013 and her International Tango Diferente research week in Ponderosa (Berlin) from 2012 to 2015. Since 2016 she has taught Tango Argentino at the City Literature College in London.
Adriana’s writings include ‘Performing Gender in Milongas of Buenos Aires’ (2008); ‘Tango Diferente: Exploring Tango and CI at Ponderosa’ (2013), ‘It takes two to win’ (2015), ‘Why Contact Tango?’ (2020).